Preen Archivist... Kim Hersov
Editor at Large for Porter Magazine, Columnist at the Edit and Co-Founder of Talitha.
Kim selected three pieces to combine into her ‘ultimate preen look’ The Print taken from AW10, a delicate floral print with black lace inspired by Peter Saville’s album artwork for New Order. She loved the original dress but couldn’t get hold of it, so when she was invited to work with Justin and Thea on her outfit it was the one piece she was looking out for specifically in amongst the archive rails. Secondly she wanted a piece to harden up the silk floral dress. She gravitated towards checked wool coat from AW08 which has a grunge feeling as inspiration for that collection was Kurt Cobain’s 90s style. Keeping the shearling collar, originally from the check coat she then went on to select the silhouette of a coat from AW07.
Kim describes herself as ‘Allergic to matching.’ These two prints, which on paper should not work together, in this instance complement each other so effortlessly. Her look is a true representation of both herself as well as a combination of two of the most signature iconic Preen styles.